Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

Saison DupontSaison Dupont
BA SCORE
4.18/5
4,219 Ratings
Saison DupontSaison Dupont
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,184
Reviews:
1,628
Ratings:
4,219
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
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Photo of jampics2
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Winking Lizard. Hazy straw colored beer with one finger of white head in a goblet. Looks nice, cloudy, and full of taste!

Smell is nice, really nice! Belgian yeasty esters, lemon, corriander. Surprisingly little if any funkyness. This sure isn't like the New Years Dupont.

Initially sweet taste. Candy sugar, clove and corriander, sweet grain - fruity at first and finishes dry. A touch of band-aid funk in the finish. Really good saison, but I like the funked up versions better.

Mouthfeel is good, but carb is high. That seems to enhance the dry finish's feel.

Great beer, could use a bit more funk, but this was good. Glad to have sampled.

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Photo of Trombone69
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheNightbird
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Golden, slight haze nice head that turns into a good lacing.

S- Pleasant Belgian yeast, bubble gum, fruit, spice.

T- Fruity, with a nice spice profile. Belgian yeast mixes in well but is not too over the top. Well balanced between the many flavors and the grain.

M- Very very smooth, medium to full body. Carbonation is moderate.

D- Very drinkable, can't wait to drink this during a hot summer night.

One of the better beers I have had in my life.

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Photo of dd43
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is just an amazing beer, anyone who has never tried a saison should be given this as a reference point. They may or may not ever find success in tasting a better rendition of the style.

Beautiful in the glass, brilliant straw/gold with some haze, two fingers of head that stick around for a bit until you start drinking. Aromas dance between bready and grassy. The yeast character comes in waves, as does an earthy sort of dankness (but not resinous, this is a dry saison after all). Also some lemon notes more like lemongrass than the actual citrus fruit. Its a complicated aroma that I recommend taking your time with.

Drinks like a dream, a nice dry finish coupled with a perfect amount of effervescence. Keep a big bottle on hand for dinner parties and serve it in wine goblets, to the amazement of uninitiated guests.

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Photo of stortore
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Have had a few times, first review.

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, at least a two finger head, lots of foamy cling. Smells of Belgian yeast, black pepper, light malt, a little funk. Smells so good. Taste continues to bring a lot of yeast, a little more funk than the nose, candi sugar, light malt, less pepper than the nose. Dry, crisp, great body, perfectly carbonated, so refreshing.

I like this better every time I have it. So flavorful and balanced. May or may not be my favorite saison, but if there was a picture of one in the dictionary, it would be this. A beer everyone should try.

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Photo of LeRose
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It has been in the house for at least a year, but if that is a bad thing, the beer didn't get the memo. Beautiful pour, moderately cloudy, huge dense white head that persisted through consumption after falling to a thin layer of bubbles.

Smells of pears, yeast, earthiness, herbs and spicy phenolics. Very herbal, hidden sweetness.

The taste is an amazing, controlled, mixture. Opens big with the phenolics and yeasty character. Sweetness shows underneath, brightened by a brief flash of sour. The grain base dries things out a bit, then some peppery spice notes come in at the end. There is a fantastic earthiness that connects all the elements together, and the spicy notes of clove linger pleasantly after the sip.

The feel is of a medium bodied beer and extremely smooth for the style.

Overall, this is a must try beer for anyone who is a fan of the farmhouse or wild ale category. Excellent example of the potential of this style, recommended.

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Photo of Estria
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of juju7
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured with a ridiculously big head. But what a head! Like a meringue, could've eaten it with a spoon. Laced thickly all the way to the end. Spicy Belgian yeast notes on the nose with a little earthiness in the background. Follows through with the same vibe on the palate. highly carbonated. Alcohol hangs a little at the back but not unpleasant. Always enjoyable.

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Photo of nick35712
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle @ barrel house. Beverley MA

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Photo of Rukeli76
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmg480
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a hazy, lemony straw color. A full pillowy white head of foam forms rapidly and makes a craggy plug on top of the beer. Thick, roped lacing weaves its pattern on the glass as the head recedes. Lots of hills and valleys in the cap and a torrent of bead action from below.

Aroma - yeasty, mild sourness, mild funkiness and skunkiness, and just a touch of sugary sweetness tickles the tongue prior to the first sip. The best framing for the Belgian funkiness that I've smelled yet.

Taste - intense husky grain and yeast to start. Has an element of warming alcohol despite the low abv. The swallow (and any subsequent belches, btw) brings on some floral, grassy notes giving it a wild edge. An arid bitterness follows, dried grapefruit rind, without losing that floral bit. I rather like it.

Mouthfeel - uber crisp, highly carbonated to a champagne level. The body stays moderate to just slightly light.

Drinkability - if I was in the mood for a saison, I would buy this again, a rarity for me regarding this style in general.

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was poured from the bottle at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a Saison Dupont flared mini pint, and glowed a pale golden color. The head was a glorious two fingers tall, made of tiny creamy bubbles. Retention was insane, eventually leaving impenetrable sheets of lacing all around the glass. Carbonation appeared high, and big chunks of sediment and haze were delivered from the last half of the bottle. The aroma sported a big whiff of warm musk, steely, and grassy malts. All the flavors mixed for a nicely crisp nose, with faint hops on the back, of the floral variety. Dried fig, raspberry, warm buttery toast, and light apple sweetness round out the back. Our first impression was that this was light and airy, but it packed the flavor. As we sip, crisp and clean toasted pale malts, wheatgrass, and light lemon freshness hit the palate. A bright yeasty metallic bite brought us to the peak of the sip, which shows a bitter lemon and orange rind. Malts continue palely, with a bit of wheat, and light muddled booze for a nice balance. More lemon bite, cellar musk, barnyard grass, and toasty pales come in for the finish. Again, the balance is there, but a bit dirty, with a final lick of light tin, and wonderful Belgian yeast. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is very high, stinging the tongue. There is dryness to the mouth, but it is not quite astringent. An even woody dryness and a pillowy softness hit the tongue, with great slurp due to that perpetual head. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily, but you want to take your time.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the light crispness and the full flavoring to the taste. This is an exemplary Saison, with very fresh and clean malts, perfectly balancing the booze, with bitterness ultimately predominating. Throughout all aspects the beer fits the style, without becoming overwhelming at any point.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice appearance, of a golden ocher color and a nice bubbling whitey foam.
Really spicy one. Sweet banana and cloves in the smell, with a lot of earthly tones.
In the mouth is even more earthly and is possible to feel a nice bitterness from the moment taste it till way after you swallow it.
Great feel, somewhat effervescent in the mouth.

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Photo of Mubbly
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml poured into 2 Chimay glasses. (Split with my wife.)

This is my second go at this beer; my first was skunked and uncharacteristic.

Cloudy toasted yellow pour with a quick rising cloudy head - dense bubbles stay put for a long time. Lotsa lacing. Beautiful.

I can't get too much out of the smell, but I found: muted citrus, lemon, dirt/earth, and peppery-ness.

The taste was awesome; there is first an earthiness followed by a muted tart apple sweetness. It finishes with a blend of pepper, hops, and a bit of earth. The flavors would work well with grilled chicken & pasta.

Pleasant mouthfeel. Feels good and smooth over the tongue, but finishes dry. Great carbonation.

This would be a great beer to have on a hot day. It has a lightness to it that is very refreshing. Goes down easy.

I really enjoyed this one. My first try was extremely dull; I'm relieved that I received a good bottle.

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Photo of Invinciblejets
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plaidowl
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A classic aroma of bread and straw, with a malty flavor that has a sensation of citrus rind (with hints of sour acid) and a firm bitter finish, one that fades quickly. What sticks around is the head, composed of a thick, lush foam. Topping this hazy, golden brew, streaming with carbonation (the cork shot off the bottle!), it really is a beautiful beer. This beer invites quaffing, so you will likely end up with a bed of foam on the bottom of your glass.

I drank it with a light alfredo pasta, but this is a widely drinkable beer, with a flavor that could fit a wide variety of food pairings. It is a solid choice.

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Photo of admiral
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic, classic beer that is truly worthy of it's great reputation.

Taste; clove, banana, spice and bubblegum with notes of white wine are the flavours that were predominate on the palate

Love the bottle with it's wine size and cork - an excellent beer to share with friends or someone special. Only slight criticism is it's lack of big aroma but everything else is brilliant and more than makes up for it

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Photo of Satchboogie
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle (2010) poured into a tulip glass

A: A fairly easy pour leads to a massive 3 finger white frothy head. Light golden yellow, hazy as hell, leaves a ton of lacing.

S: Belgian funk, pale pilsner malt, a little citrus (lemon), white grape skin.

T: Lots of nice Belgian yeast character: a good bit of funk, some lemon, grape-skin, touch of spiciness, hint of grass. Hoppier than I was expecting. Light pislner malt with a little crystal sugar rounds out the middle to a dry, crisp finish with a little bitterness and lingering lemon zest, grass, and stale bread.

M: Light bodied, fairly high carbonation, smooth, dry, with a crisp finish. Leaves some lingering bitterness.

O: A great saison that is has a good deal of complexity and balance with a really light and pleasant taste and crisp mouthfeel. As easy drinking as it gets.

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Photo of jrdawg
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RoyalT
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This Saison is a thing of beauty. The head rose up nicely on an easy pour, showed great retention, and even left some lacing as I drank it down. It was white as the driven snow. The body itself was that thick, slightly orange yellow that I’ve come to know and love.

Smell – This has some of the farm funk to it, but it’s really quite balanced. There’s a nice, easy yeast that soothes the nostrils. The spicing is actually more like a Tripel.

Taste – Ah, yes, quite the delicacy. The farmhouse character comes out a bit more at the taste, but it’s still balanced with yeast. The spices are powdery and very strong, again much like a Tripel or BSPA. The white pepper is prominent here.

Mouthfeel – This Saison is medium-bodied and very fluffy in the cheeks due to the wonderful carbonation. There’s a slight bit of drying at the end but it is super smooth.

Drinkability – Some Saisons can be tough to session, but this one is very smooth and went down quite well. It was one of the more drinkable examples of the style that I’ve had.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skybluewater
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky golden color, with yeast floating in it. There's a huge head that lasts forever and leaves quite a bit of lace. Smells quite funky, with a fresh Belgian ale scent. Tastes rather like a Duvel, but not as "full" a mouthfeel, with more spice (pepper). It's also a bit sour, which is actually nice.

Overall, this is a darn good beer, although it might be better for the warmer months. The only drawback is the price: $5 for a 12.7 oz bottle!

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Photo of merlin48
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle pours a hazy, golden yellow, with a white head that is surprisingly short, but has excellent retention and leaves respectable patches of lace. Aroma is overripe bananas in the beginning, with an idyllic grassy meadow and earthy farmyard in the background. Citrusy pineapple comes on strong toward the end. Mouthfeel is fizzy and smooth. Taste is pleasantly complex, with citrus fruits like pineapple and mandarin orange in the leading role. Tart and sweet/dry, with some rock candy sweetness balanced by some floral hoppiness, and the earthy yeastiness. Pale malts hold everything together for a very pleasant experience.
This is a highly enjoyable Belgian Saison. I regret that I didn't buy as many of these as my wallet could have spared. I look forward to having some more of these farmhouse Belgian ales.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and cloudy golden yellow with some sediment and lots of rising bubbles. Huge six finger white head settles into a good finger of foam. Lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Big aroma of Belgian yeast with lots of cloves and citrus fruits. Hints of lemon, pear, banana, apple, and a little grapefruit. Also a hint of peppers. Pretty forward with the fruits. Smells fairly sweet.

Taste: Big taste of citrus fruits with a solid backbone of spicy Belgian yeast, cloves, and pepper. Notes of banana, apple, pear, lemon, mango, and grapefruit. Fruits are rich and start out kind of sweet and tart but start to dry out towards the finish. Spices blend in well. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a carbonation on the higher side. Very fruity and spicy. Starts sweet and finishes moderately dry.

Overall: A very solid Saison. Pretty fruity but there is a good balance between the sweetness and dryness.

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Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,219 ratings
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